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Man trapped behind ATM sends pleas for help through receipt slot

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You have to give him credit — or maybe debit — for finding a solution.
You have to give him credit — or maybe debit — for finding a solution.
A worker trapped behind a Texas ATM got out by feeding pleas for help through its receipt slot.
The unidentified man was working on a lock at a Bank of America outpost in Corpus Christi Wednesday afternoon when he became stuck in the room behind the machine.
“Please help. I’ m stuck in here, and I don’ t have my phone. Please call my boss, ” one note read, according to KRIS TV.
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Corpus Christi Police Lt. Chris Hooper told the Daily News that the man was stuck for more than two hours and that some people who used the machine, which was dispensing cash, did not bother following up on his note.
One perplexed bank customer, however, did flag down police after receiving the strange withdrawal request.
A supervisor for the worker, who had left his phone in his truck, did not know how to get him out, so police kicked down a door that led into the service room where he was PIN-ed inside.
When asked about what one should do if they receive a message from someone potentially stuck behind and ATM, Hooper told The News that it would be smart to “first look around for the candid camera.”
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He added that because of the potential dangers of suspicious activity around ATMs, “it would not bother our department one bit to receive a call to investigate something like this.”

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